Note: These 5 features are also clear examples of CMMS ROI (returns on investment) for companies across industries even beyond government. Furthermore, there are many free CMMS software that increase ROI even more!
What are 5 CMMS Features that Improve Government Maintenance?
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How much does the government spend on maintenance and where does the budget go?
The government spends only 43 percent of its transportation infrastructure budget on more than 98 percent of our country’s roads.
Government & Public Works, Maintenance
What types of maintenance does the government sponsor?
Government maintenance includes facilities management of government buildings, roadway repair and maintenance, and parks and public area upkeep.
Government & Public Works, Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance
What is the Best Time for Highway Construction and Why?
The best time for highway construction is usually at night because the volume of traffic is much less than during the day.
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Five of the top CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) features that improve government maintenance across the board include:
How do these features work within the overall infrastructure that a CMMS provides? How do they directly and indirectly improve government maintenance?
1. Tracking maintenance costs
Tracking costs of any sort is not easy in larger organizations. However, most maintenance costs are fairly regular. Even a low cost CMMS is much more capable of keeping track of all these regular costs in its central database than a spreadsheet or binder.
2. Reducing downtime
Computers are very good at showing what exactly is going on when the appropriate information is entered. This reduces downtime as ineffective can be cut and resources reallocated as needed.
3. Budgeting the available resources
The birds’-eye view of available resources that a CMMS offers is very good at assisting accounting departments. One of the best ways that this view (and reports that you can pull from the CMMS) can be used is by budgeting your available resources.
4. Scheduling maintenance in advance
Emergencies are costly. Scheduling preventive maintenance in advance reduces the risk that you will have to reactivity fix infrastructure that needs it right now. This holds true for most other types of maintenance as well.
5. Planning effectively for the future
Finally, with the data and reports that a CMMS offers you, you are much better equipped to plan for the future.
Importing all the necessary information into your top CMMS software in order to obtain these results is much easier than manually analyzing it or other traditionally used methods.
And this is only the beginning. Evaluating the different types of maintenance and choosing a maintenance strategy are the next integral parts to your overall plan. Explore what maintenance software and strategy can do for you today.